...I had the blessing to attend the Antioch Writers Workshop in Yellow Springs as a young writer. I remember crying because I misunderstood the information when I applied – I was sure that I would be notified by June 12, when really that was the start date for notification. I cried even harder when I got an email at midnight that said “Congratulations! You have been selected as a participant in the Antioch Writers’ Workshop Young Writers’ Program!” I also screamed, and danced, and accidentally woke up my mother.I cried because I finally had the opportunity to fit in somewhere, even if my family couldn’t technically afford it. I had a choice: I could replace my dying iPod, get new clothes in the fall and winter, or go to Antioch.I chose Antioch.
If you're interested in learning more about the Young Writers program, this year's faculty member YA novelist Mike Mullin, check out the details on our website.